Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Looking North up the Chicago River from the Dearborn Street bridge. Across the river on Dearborn and Kinzie Street is the Westin hotel, House of Blues and Harry Carey's restaurant. There are few bike routes in the city, but the savvy cyclist will be rewarded if he can get to the lakefront and ride the 20 miles of the Chicago Lakefront Bike Path. The most used portion is from McCormick Place to Belmont, which includes Miegs Field Airport, the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, Grant Park, Navy Pier, Oak Street Beach, and Lincoln Park. There are several entrances and exits including some tunnels that will take you across (or under) Lakeshore Drive. At the north end, I exited near the Northwestern campus rode around there and at nearby Loyola.